Reformation Ohio, a movement to spread God’s love across the state, will bring food, children’s games, a health clinic, a job fair and worship to the Muskingum County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Rod Parsley, the pastor of World Harvest Church in Columbus and founder of the Center for Moral Clarity, founded Reformation Ohio in October 2005. One of its goals is to unite churches across denominational and racial lines to proclaim the Gospel throughout the state.

More than 60 churches and other organizations are helping to organize the event, including Cornerstone Full Gospel, Zanesville Family Harvest Church, New Covenant Church, The Worship Center and The Salvation Army.

“We’ve distributed 2 million pounds of food at our events,” Pastor Parsley said. “It’s one of the best ways we know to demonstrate God’s love and to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Ohio.”

Saturday’s event begins with children’s games and activities at 2 p.m., followed by a main program including high-energy music, dance and a Gospel message from Pastor Parsley. After the event, 80,000 pounds of groceries and gift baskets, including toiletries and personal-care items, will be given to Zanesville-area families.

This is the sixth large-scale outreach event Reformation Ohio has held. It has previously completed outreaches in Toledo, Dayton, Chillicothe, Lima and Youngstown. Reformation Ohio’s goals are to proclaim the Gospel to at least one million people so at least 100,000 accept Jesus Christ, complete acts of compassion throughout the state and empower communities and individuals through non-partisan voter registration.

Reformation Ohio is expected to serve as a model for spiritual revival and moral reformation in other states.

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